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      David Costabile

      David Costabile

      Highest Rated: 90% Lincoln (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 37% The Dirt (2019)

      Birthday: Jan 9, 1967

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      A prolific and well-respected character actor on television throughout the 2000s, David Costabile played intense, occasionally offbeat figures on such critical and audience hits as "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO 2007-09), "The Wire" (HBO 2002-08) "Damages" (FX/DirecTV Network 2007-2012) and "Breaking Bad" (AMC 2008-2013). Costabile emerged from the New York theater scene in the late 1990s to work steadily if somewhat anonymously in features and on television. He hit his stride in the late 2000s with simultaneous recurring roles on "Conchords," "The Wire" and "Damages." Each was very different from the other, which underscored his versatility. Costabile soon moved into major supporting roles before landing his fourth standout recurring character, the eccentric chemist Gale Boetticher, on "Breaking Bad." The critical and audience praise heaped on that series boosted Costabile's profile, affording him access to major projects like Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (2012). But he soon returned to network television, joining the cast of the ratings-challenged but critically praised "Low Winter Sun" (AMC 2013), which allowed him to parlay his particular talent of disappearing into roles with remarkable skill and affirming his status as one of the better character actors of the 21st century.

      Highest rated movies

      Lincoln
      Side Effects
      Solitary Man
      Somewhere Slow
      13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Henry's Crime The Dirt

      Photos

      David Costabile David Costabile at arrivals for Showtime's BILLIONS For Your Consideration Red Carpet Event, NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, New York, NY May 5, 2017. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection David Costabile at arrivals for BILLIONS Season Two Premiere on Showtime, Cipriani 25 Broadway, New York, NY February 13, 2017. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection David Costabile at arrivals for USA Network Presents: BEHIND THE LENS: An Inside Look at SUITS, 402 West 13th Street, New York, NY January 22, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Patrick J. Adams, David Costabile at arrivals for USA Network Presents: BEHIND THE LENS: An Inside Look at SUITS, 402 West 13th Street, New York, NY January 22, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Patrick J. Adams, David Costabile at arrivals for USA Network Presents: BEHIND THE LENS: An Inside Look at SUITS, 402 West 13th Street, New York, NY January 22, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Dig, David Costabile (L), Zen McGrath (R), 'Prayer of David', Season 1, Ep. #4, 03/26/2015, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'She Knows', Season 2, Ep. #1, 06/14/2012, ©USA Suits, Gabriel Macht (L), Gina Torres (C), David Costabile (R), 'She Knows', Season 2, Ep. #1, 06/14/2012, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'She Knows', Season 2, Ep. #1, 06/14/2012, ©USA Suits, Rick Hoffman (L), David Costabile (C), Sarah Rafferty (R), 'Sucker Punch', Season 2, Ep. #7, 08/02/2012, ©USA Suits, Gabriel Macht (L), Gina Torres (C), David Costabile (R), 'She Knows', Season 2, Ep. #1, 06/14/2012, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'She Knows', Season 2, Ep. #1, 06/14/2012, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'She Knows', Season 2, Ep. #1, 06/14/2012, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'He's Back', Season 2, Ep. #14, 02/07/2013, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'Normandy', Season 2, Ep. #15, 02/14/2013, ©USA Suits, Gabriel Macht (L), Patrick J Adams (C), David Costabile (R), 'He's Back', Season 2, Ep. #14, 02/07/2013, ©USA Suits, Rick Hoffman (L), David Costabile (C), Sarah Rafferty (R), 'Sucker Punch', Season 2, Ep. #7, 08/02/2012, ©USA Suits, David Costabile, 'Normandy', Season 2, Ep. #15, 02/14/2013, ©USA Suits, Gabriel Macht (L), Patrick J Adams (C), David Costabile (R), 'He's Back', Season 2, Ep. #14, 02/07/2013, ©USA

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snack Shack Judge (Character) - 2024
      37% 94% The Dirt Doc McGhee (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Turner Exhibit Alex Turner (Character) - 2019
      51% 82% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Bob (Character) $52.8M 2016
      56% 83% Somewhere Slow Robert Thompson (Character) - 2013
      81% 70% Side Effects Carl (Character) $32.2M 2013
      90% 80% Lincoln James Ashley (Character) $182.2M 2012
      43% 25% Henry's Crime Arnold (Character) $101.9K 2010
      78% 50% Solitary Man Gary Porter (Character) $4.4M 2009

      TV

      Credit
      29% 88% Waco: The Aftermath Judge Smith (Character) 2023-2024
      87% 67% Billions Mike "Wags" Wagner (Character) 2016-2023
      74% 70% Soulmates David (Character) 2020
      58% No Score Yet Little Birds Grant Savage (Character) 2020
      91% 87% Suits Daniel Hardman (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2012-2013 2015 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Ed Shannon (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
      33% 69% Dig Ted Billingham (Character) 2015
      94% 91% Ripper Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      41% 60% Low Winter Sun Detective Simon Boyd (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet 65% The Cleveland Show The Prof (Guest Voice) 2012
      95% 88% Elementary Danilo Gura (Guest Star) 2012
      61% 84% Franklin & Bash Richard Tafflinger (Guest Star) 2012
      93% 90% The Good Wife Zachary Hines (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 78% Person of Interest Judge Samuel Gates (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 55% Unforgettable Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      96% 97% Breaking Bad Gale Boetticher (Guest Star) 2010-2011
      83% 85% The Closer Mr. Braddock (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 96% House Phil (Guest Star) 2011
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bruce Clarkson (Guest Star) 2011
      94% 75% Royal Pains Dick (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 87% Lie to Me Dr. Mitch Grandon (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      81% 89% The Office Eric Ward (Guest Star) 2010
      31% No Score Yet Three Rivers Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      72% 100% The Unusuals U.S. Marshal Ben Foster (Guest Star) 2009
      94% 97% Flight of the Conchords doug (Character) 2007 2009
      85% 85% United States of Tara Fishman (Character) 2009
      94% 96% The Wire Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Man (Guest Star) 2001
      0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1997